Arts, Music & Culture

Sacred Heart College is able to offer a extensive range of co-curricular activities. These activities complement the academic achievement of students and assist in producing well-rounded young women.

Arts Festival

Sacred Heart College showcases its talented students in visual and performing arts with our annual Arts Festival.

Choral Music

Sacred Heart College has a strong tradition of school singing and all students have the opportunity to participate in the school choirs which may take part in out of school competitions and events.

Music Groups

Students have the opportunity to take part in a range of music groups from chamber music ensembles to rock bands with a view to participating in secondary schools’ annual events such as the chamber music contest and “Rock Quest”. 

Combined Band/Orchestra

Sacred Heart College offers either orchestra or Jazz Band, which gives students who learn musical instruments the opportunity to play together at school and other events. This is a combined band with St John's College, Hastings.

Public Speaking & Debating

Sacred Heart’s Oral Communication programme is extended into students’ participation in Nga Manu Korero speaking competitions, and the local secondary schools’ debating competition.

O'Shea Shield

Each year students with a talent for acting, public speaking and debating are encouraged to compete against other Catholic schools from the Wellington and Palmerston North Dioceses for the O’Shea Shield.

Kapa Haka

This group welcomes visiting groups to the school and performs at provincial and national events.

Tangata Pasifika

The school has a strong Polynesian group that meets regularly and performs each year at school functions and at a combined Fia Fia event with St John's College.

Musical Instrument Lessons

Tuition is offered by itinerant music teachers on a number of musical instruments. Lessons are available for individual students and small groups in percussion, strings, woodwind, piano, singing and guitar. Students come out of a normal class for a weekly lesson.
At Sacred Heart College we offer tuition on the following instruments:
  • Clarinet and Saxophone
  • Drums 
  • Flute
  • Guitar and Bass Guitar 
  • Piano and Keyboard
  • Violin and Cello
  • Voice 
If you would like your daughter to learn an instrument, download and fill out the Music Contract and return immediately.


Speech and Drama Lessons

Tuition is offered by our itinerant speech and drama teacher. Lessons are available for individual students (with the end goal of a speech board exam) and small group lessons. Students come out of a normal class for a weekly lesson. If you would like your daughter to learn an instrument, download and fill out the enrolment form and contract and return immediately.

School Production

Sacred Heart College stages a drama or musical production approximately every two years, usually in conjunction with St John's College. 

VAEP Visual Arts Enhancement Programme

Selected Year 10-12 students are invited to be part of our enhancement programme. We offer students extra curricular visual arts based activities designed to extend and enhance our more able practical and theory based students.